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Round 4 Recap — Sunday
Carlos Ortiz breaks through at Vivint Houston Open
Even with some of the biggest names on the PGA TOUR in the mix on Sunday, it was value play Carlos Ortiz ($6,700; 114 DKFP) who walked away from the Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston with the win. Ortiz fired a five-under 65 on Sunday, capped with a 22-foot birdie to win the tournament on 18. He had five birdies and no bogeys on Sunday and fired four rounds in the 60s to claim his first career win. Ortiz is the first player from Mexico to win on the PGA TOUR in 42 years and did so by impressively holding off Dustin Johnson ($11,500; 100 DKFP) and Hideki Matsuyama ($10,000; 105 DKFP), who finished tied for second and enter The Masters with good momentum despite not getting the win. — Zach Thompson
Talor Gooch and Mackenzie Hughes climb into a loaded top-10 at Vivint Houston Open
The top 10 at the Vivint Houston Open was packed with some of the top players in the world, but there were some strong value plays in addition to winner Carlos Ortiz ($6,700; 114 DKFP). Gooch ($7,700; 88 DKFP) shot one of the best rounds of the day and moved up to a solo-fourth finish. His seven-under was matched by Mackenzie Hughes ($7,600; 83.5) who tied for seventh. Sepp Straka ($7,000; 96 DKFP) finished T5 with Brooks Koepka ($10,600; 88.5 DKFP), who seemed to find his form as the week went on. Sam Burns ($7,500; 84.5 DKFP), who led after the second and third rounds, faded to a T7 finish with a two-over final round and Jason Day ($9,000; 82 DKFP) also backed up with a one-over-par to finish T7. — Zach Thompson
Round 3 Recap — Saturday
Sam Burns hangs on to top spot at Vivint Houston Open as led shrinks to one shot
Burns ($7,500; 94 DKFP) remains atop the leaderboard after three rounds at the Vivint Houston Open, but his lead over Jason Day ($9,000; 79.5 DKFP) and Carlos Ortiz ($6,700; 74.5 DKFP) is down to just one. The American, who is 14.4% owned in the $350K Resurgence contest, shot a two-under 68 on Saturday to land him at -9 for the week. He had a topsy-turvy round, beginning with two bogeys on the front nine and then carded a birdie and an eagle before two more bogeys would put him over par for the day. Burns would recover with birdies on 13, 14 and 16 to give him 13 on the week. Day and Ortiz finished the day right where they began, in a tie for second, though Day briefly moved into a tie for first before ending his day with a bogey on 18. — Kenny Ducey
Brooks Koepka goes low Saturday at Vivint Houston Open
Koepka ($10,600) just barely made the cut after shooting a score of two-over-par through the first two rounds of the Vivint Houston Open, but he tied for the best round of the day on Saturday. Koepka and Will Gordon ($6,400) both shot a score of five-under-par, which moved both golfers into the top 20. Koepka racked up six birdies and one bogey, while Gordon had seven birdies and one double bogey. Koepka remains well behind the leaders, but you can grab Koepka at +6600 on the DraftKings Sportsbook if you think he can make up the difference. Sepp Straka ($7,000) and Dustin Johnson ($11,500) both shot a score of four-under-par on Saturday, and both players are within three shots of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round. — Matt LaMarca
Round 2 Recap — Friday
Sam Burns leads after second round of Vivint Houston Open
Burns ($7,500) entered Friday three shots behind leader Brandt Snedeker ($7,300), but he’ll find himself at the top of the leaderboard heading into the weekend. He shot the best round on the course on Friday, finishing with a score of five-under-par thanks to five birdies and zero bogeys. That pushes his score to seven-under-par for the tournament, which gives him a two-shot lead over Jason Day ($9,000) and Carlos Ortiz ($6,700). Burns was a relatively popular DFS play this week — he had an approximate ownership of 25.98% across DraftKings tournaments — so he will have plenty of people pulling for him over the weekend. Burns has also become the betting favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +500. — Matt LaMarca
Aaron Wise and Dawie Van der Walt move up the leaderboard at the Houston Open
Low scores have been tough to come by this week. This made it so anybody who shot a good round today rocketed up the leaderboard. We saw this with a couple of value plays in Van der Walt ($6,000; 56.5 DKFP) and Wise ($7,400; 51.5 DKFP). Both of them shot four-under-par rounds of 66 to move into a tie for fourth on the leaderboard. Neither were popular DFS plays this week, although this could be said about much of the leaderboard. Of the golfers currently in the top 13 spots, only three have a salary over $7,700. — Greg Ehrenberg
Round 1 Recap — Thursday
Brandt Snedeker’s 65 has him atop leaderboard at Houston Open
Brandt Snedeker ($7,300; 53.0 DKFP) wasn’t the most popular option on the slate this week at 2.1% owned in the $350K Resurgence contest, but he’s off to the best start following a 5-under 65 in Thursday. Snedeker leads a group of six golfers who sit at 3-under, including Jason Day ($9,000; 44.5 DKFP) and Scottie Scheffler ($9,600; 38.0 DKFP). The 39-year-old birdied a few holes on the front nine, and three more on the back nine while mixing in a bogey on 15. He currently has the third-best odds to come away with the win after his opening round, sitting at +1400 on the DraftKings Sportsbook, behind Day (+1000) and Scheffler (+1000). — Kenny Ducey
Sungjae Im struggles in his first round at the Houston Open
One of the most popular golfers in DFS this week, Im ($9,300; 10.5 DKFP) was one of many golfers that struggled on Thursday. He shot a 4-over 74, making his odds of making the cut at the Houston Open not so great. In general, Im played decent, although he collapsed on the 13th hole by making a quadruple bogey. Im struggled to get to the green and then three putted. He was even par before that hole. — Greg Ehrenberg
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